Perched on top of a mound in the middle of Yamdrok Lake is the Tibetan Ritou Temple.
Perched on top of a mound in the middle of Yamdrok Lake is the Tibetan Ritou Temple. This is the place where the monks dedicate themselves to meditating and chanting in a very quiet space, without any noise.
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About Rituo Tibetan Temple
The Rituo Tibetan Temple is known as the most isolated ancient temple in Tibet. The pagoda's name means "rock on the mountain", inspired by a magic stone with the use of curing all diseases that has been kept for many centuries located here. This isolated temple is considered by many to be the hidden gem of the land of Tibet.
Rituo Tibetan Temple
The temple is located alone in the middle of a vast lake
Rituo Tibetan Temple has been nicknamed by many foreign newspapers as "the loneliest temple in the world" because it is located alone in the middle of a vast lake, 160km away from human habitation. The special thing is that there is only one monk at the temple.
The size of the temple is quite small
The strip of land leading from the mainland to the temple
Strange spots at the Tibetan Rituo Temple
Rituo Tibetan Temple is a place that not too many people dare to set foot because its location is very lonely, in the middle of an empty field. The only person in the temple was the monk Ahwang Pincuo. Every day, the monk's job is to fetch water from the lake, meditate and chant. For generations, the temple has always been assigned to a monk to take care of. Monk Ahwang Pincuo is the latest to receive the temple and his successor will be revealed at an opportune time.
This temple does not have too many visitors dare to set foot in
Many tourists wonder why monks can live and chant in a lonely, quiet place for such a long time. According to the Daily Star, it is faith that helps them overcome fear and loneliness.
The monk lives in the temple
The few visitors who come to the Tibetan Rituo Temple tell stories about the peace and tranquility in the lake that people have always dreamed of feeling for a long time or enjoy the interesting natural scenery from a cliff. small protruding in the middle of the vast sea. Standing from the top of the temple, visitors can also see herds of Tibetan antelope running freely, having fun and flocks of geese swimming around in the lake.
Magical temple at night
Famous attractions in Tibet
The first tourist destination that you cannot fail to visit when coming to Tibet is the Potala Palace, also known as the Bodhisattva's Palace. This is where many Tibetan leaders live and work. To visit the palace, you need to register before entry and have to go through a very strict security check. The palace has a very striking architecture built in 1645. Potola is considered by the locals as the soul of not only Lhasa but also of Tibet.
Exploring this palace, visitors will have to admire the 117m high architecture, with all 13 floors, located on a total area of 130,000 m2. The entire palace is made from wood and stone materials. Each wall is decorated with frescoes with many vibrant colors, artistic and unique styles.
Not only that, when visiting behind the palace, visitors will be immersed in a very poetic space with a harmonious combination of lake and grass. Looking at the entire palace from the water, you will see the shimmering, romantic. Polata Palace is not only an outstanding attraction but also a place to store many cultural values closely associated with the history of the formation of the land of Tibet.
Jokhang Temple is an ancient temple built in 693, located in the center of Lhasa with a very large area of up to 25,000 m2, 370 rooms. In addition, Jokhang is considered a sacred temple that many Buddhists come to worship and pilgrimage every year.
When traveling to Tibet, remember to take some time to go to Namtso Lake. This is the highest saltwater lake in the world, located about 112km from Lhasa. This lake is located at the top of Nyainqentanglha mountain covered with white snow all year round. The natural scenery here becomes more fanciful when the surrounding scenery is reflected in the clear blue water.
Lake Namtso is located at an impressive height
The Litang steppe is a very green and beautiful sight that you should not miss when coming to Tibet. It has endless green grass fields. When coming to this steppe, visitors will admire the beautiful natural picture with the immense steppe mixed with white clouds that looks very impressive.
The Litang Prairie is featured with vast green grasslands
Yangbajain hot spring
Yangbajain Hot Spring is located at an altitude of 4290m - 4500m. It is the highest altitude hot spring system in the world. Coming here, visitors will be immersed in the natural hot water, thereby feeling the comfort and relaxation filled in the soul. At that time, all worries and fatigue seemed to disappear.
Yangbajain hot spring
Sera Monastery is also known as the Rose Monastery. A rather romantic name, and derived from the rose hedges planted around the grounds in the early days of the monastery's founding in the past. In 1419, Sera Monastery was founded by Shakyamuni Da Hiep. This was done at the request of a teacher named Master Tsongkhapa.
The Argument Garden is the main tourist attraction in the monastery. That is the place to discuss Buddhist teachings and scriptures of young scholars. These discussions are like classes, but in fact they are mandatory for those who are in the process of training to become monks. They discuss to improve and exchange more knowledge about Buddhist scriptures.
The Himalaya is a place that has become a famous landmark around the world with the prominent symbol of Mount Everest. This place wears a cold white snow coat all year round with a very harsh climate. Even so, thanks to its impressive height, Mount Everest has always attracted many adventurers. They come here with a desire to challenge and conquer and then immediately be overwhelmed by the majestic natural scenery that is hard to say. Perhaps no words can fully describe the surreal beauty of the Himalayas. To be able to feel the most clearly, you can only come and admire with your own eyes.
Conquering Mount Everest is the dream of many people
Although it is a remote, remote and very lonely place, the Tibetan Rituo Temple in China is still an architecture that arouses the curiosity and desire to explore of many tourists around the world.